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A refreshingly simple guide to recover your life.

In Get Your Life Back, New York Times best-selling author John Eldredge provides a practical, simple, and refreshing guide to taking your life back.

By practicing a few wonder­fully simple practices - or what John calls “graces” - you can begin to recover your soul, disentangle from the tragedies of this broken world, and discover the restorative power of beauty.

Ask yourself: 

  • Are you happy most of the time?
  • Do you feel deeply loved?                                            
  • Are you excited about your future? 
  • How often do you feel lighthearted?

After listening to this book you will:

  • Learn how to insert the One Minute Pause into your day
  • Begin practicing “benevolent detachment” and truly let it all go
  • Offer kindness toward yourself in the choices you make
  • Drink in the simple beauty available to you every day
  • Take realistic steps to unplug from technology overload

These simple practices and others are ready for the taking. You don’t need to abandon your life to get it back. Begin restoring your life here and now. Your soul will thank you for it.

Includes audiobook-exclusive commentary from John Eldredge after select chapters.

©2020 John Eldredge (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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A must read!

I've listened to this twice now. John's counsel, advice and powerful stories of his own life are absolutely fantastic. The practices that he recommends are good and helpful. Highly recommend this book!

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  • Carol piper
  • 11-02-2020

Captivating Adventure

Another wonderfully adventurous and captivating script. I’m just 3 chapters in and I’m finding Gods truth and Johns storytelling voice capturing my every thought. I am a 32 year old man that has been blessed once again with a story and God honoring book of wisdom, truth and guidance that has turning me into a young boy with his ears and heart open to the next adventure. Thank you again good sir! God bless. Bobby, and tell Sam thanks for the movie, my boss loves it! ;)

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  • Gretchen Costanzo
  • 18-04-2020

For Such A Time As This

This book is a gift from God to the hearts of His frenzied children. I felt it before the COVID virus, I had downloaded the pause app and toyed around with slowing down, stepping away from the screen, getting out doors...and then March 2nd happened in Washington State and for the next two weeks, managing a small medical office, my soul got derailed, consumed, frenzied, harried, scared! A very close friend sent me a podcast where John Eldridge talked with Annie F Downs about the capacity our soul has to carry life at a 3 mile an hour pace, I wasn’t created to carry the weight of all the tragedy of the world! I KNEW God had just sent me a life line, a prescription as to how to let the peace of God reign in my heart. I have listened to the audio book, I am incrementally adding the soul care ideas John so invitingly informs the reader of. What I appreciate is that the author discovered this way because Jesus revealed it to him personally as a need for himself and the way his soul was doing. JEsus lead John to slow down, step away from the screens and social media mind numbing habits that provide “relief but not restoration” Do real things, in the real world, with real people and things, get outdoors, garden, take a long walks, NOT HURRYING!! Pause and ask for a greater union with God. My soul has joy when I do this. I am still working because we are essential, and all the administrative staff is pausing together! When you read the book and download the Pause App you will also experience the reset revive for your soul. We have a lot to give over and my Gods capacity to carry it ALL is getting bigger and bigger. This book is a kind offering our God has for us in this season of pause, rest and reset. I would recommend this book to everyone desiring the peace of God in their hearts and a deeper intimacy with God. I am off to garden and start listening through the book again as I would like for God to weave this way into the fabric of how my soul thrives.

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  • Scott Gasperino
  • 19-02-2020

This is a monumental work

I have already experienced such healing in my soul from what was written here. This is a MUST LISTEN for anyone who has a relationship with Jesus.

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  • Sarah J. Humber
  • 23-07-2020

Soul care book 101

This message is for all children of God. What a fantastic blend of encouragement, admonition & joy!

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  • Donald McGillivray
  • 08-07-2020

Loved this book

I loved this book and I have been inspired by John Eldredge. I highly recommend this book. I will listen to this book again and again and each time my life will be challenged and enriched through the stories and practical advice and positive action that I will implement in my life.

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  • Paul
  • 14-02-2020

Great Book for these distracted times

What a timely book from Eldridge regarding technology screen time and content consumption. A good look at how all this content can distract our lives from ourselves and our families from our work and especially from God thank you great job

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  • Philip
  • 23-07-2020

A rescue!

This is a generous gift of soul care practices at their finest. I have given this book to friends and family and all have been immensely blessed. Thank you John and all at wildatheart.org

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  • Amazon junky mama to six
  • 16-07-2020

Balm for your soul!

I’m so grateful to my friend who recommended this book! I didn’t even realize how desperately I was in need of soul care. Eldridge does such a great job of pointing out the need and showing the solutions. I Love fiction, but primarily read books to help me be better in all aspects of my life but often have a hard time finishing… I didn’t want to put this one down! Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-2020

Another great story by John

I love to hear John narrate his own books, no one else could tell his story and his Union with God better.

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  • Matthew
  • 04-07-2020

needed this

thanks John wonderful book definitely something my soul needed to hear I know sometimes what you do can be a struggle but thank you and may the Lord bless you and all your work

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  • Gail
  • 06-07-2020

Life changing

Such a fantastic book. It’s a powerful book and 100% recommend. The simple practices are refreshing and make for a better life!

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  • Mrs M.
  • 24-08-2020

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Very insightful and sensitive treatment of the Christian Way - beautifully read and delivered. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-06-2020

Get your life back John Eldredge

This beautiful book gives us a rare opportunity to reflect on our lives considering all that we experience, endure & enjoy in each season in this frantic world.In those reflections we are encouraged to pay attention to the state of our soul, our relationship with God, our relationships with family, friends, nature, our mobile phones, social media, internet use & even time itself. John Eldredge gently offers us advice & tools to help us navigate our way back to joy & peace filled living, at a slower pace, giving ourselves opportunities to be kinder to ourselves & others, and most importantly giving ourselves the ability to deepen our walk with God. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

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  • Marsh B
  • 23-06-2020

simple & life changing. 1st book finished in ages

simple & life changing. 1st book I've done start to finished in ages in only a couple of days. even if you're not a Christian there is something special and powerful in there for us all.

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